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Critter Control Wildlife Removal Process

Critter Control of New Bedford is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration. Contact Critter Control of New Bedford you today.


Wildlife Inspection

During the inspection we try to ascertain how many animals there are, where they are located, and how they got in. Based on what you have seen, heard and smelled, we start the inspection where you have noticed signs of animal activity. Evidence of animals inside your home include nests, dens, feces, and animal tracks. We investigate the exterior of your home looking for possible entry points, any evidence of animal damage, tracks, fur, animal waste, or rub marks.



We use several methods to humanely remove the animal from your home. Depending on the species, the number of animals, and the condition of your property, we develop a custom wildlife removal plan. Humane wildlife removal strategies include animal traps, one-way doors, and repellents. Once we guarantee all animals are gone, we implement exclusion techniques. Exclusion techniques provide a safe, long-term solution to nuisance wildlife in your home. We create barriers to prevent animals from getting to resources. We only apply exclusions once we are sure all animals are gone from your home.


Exclusion and Repair

Wildlife will damage your home. Exclusion techniques repair any damage the animal causes getting into your home. Inside your home, animals build nests and dens out of readily available material. They will create runs through the insulation. Rodents will gnaw on anything including electrical wires and pipes. Animals can also spread diseases. We can clean-up feces and urine and in most cases apply a disinfectant. Mammals can host pests like fleas, ticks, and mites. Depending on your location, we may be able to offer ectoparasite treatments to exterminate those pests, so you don’t become their next host.

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons in the New Bedford area often enter homes in the spring and summer looking for nesting spots. Many homeowners seeking raccoon removal will likely find them hiding in the attic, burrowed into the walls, or in your fireplace/furnace chimney. If you’re looking to get rid of raccoons in Bristol or Plymouth county, MA, you’re not alone.



During the inspection, we determine the severity of the raccoon infestation. We look for physical evidence like footprints in or around the home, stains from raccoon feces and urine. On the exterior of the house, we look for damage like scratches on boards, broken vents and screens, ripped apart shingles, destroyed soffits, and every possible entry point.

Trapping and Removal

Raccoon Trapping

Live trapping is one of the most efficient ways to get rid of a raccoon. Depending on the situation, a one-way door or excluder valve can be installed. An excluder valve works by allowing the raccoon to leave but blocks its reentry. The choice of device is largely dependent on the season and location of the raccoons on your property. Direct capture is not commonly used because raccoons are a rabies vector species. If we must trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the raccoons and we check traps frequently, based on state laws.


Raccoon Control

We provide a wide range of repair and restoration services. We can repair raccoon damage like broken screens on vents and chimneys and broken boards on decks and porches. It is essential to apply cleaning agents and ectoparasite treatments on areas inhabited by raccoons.

Squirrel Removal

Squirrels are a nuisance year-round in New Bedford, Massachusetts. They’re one of the most common causes for spring and summer calls for wildlife removal in the area as they look for places to raise young.

Squirrels often make scratching and squeaking noises first, alerting the residents. We’ll look in attics in particular for these rodents, helping you get rid of squirrels that have hidden in the walls, crawlspaces, and other spaces.



Wildlife specialists look for signs such as chewing on, in, or around your home, small openings leading to the attic or the crawl space, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material. Beams, wires, pipes, and insulation may all show signs of damage from squirrels.

Trapping and Removal

Squirrel Trapping

Live trapping or one-way doors are the most effective and humane ways to get rid of squirrels. One-way doors should never be used during birthing seasons (Spring & Fall), so our specialists will decide which is the best tool for the job. If we have to trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the squirrels and check those according to state laws.



We can restore your home or office by squirrel proofing all entry points after we have removed the offenders. We can also clean-up the nesting sites and remove any debris, food, feces and soiled insulation.

Bat Removal

Bat problems are most prevalent in the summer, but we can remove them year-round. Bats can pose a health hazard due to diseases spread through guano like Histoplasmosis. Thorough cleaning and repairs are needed to ensure the acidic waste doesn’t damage the structure either.

Removing a single bat is simple enough, but the discovery of an entire colony requires an experienced crew. Massachusetts only allows for the removal of colonies during May, or from August to mid-October.

Finding a single bat can seem impossible after initially spotting it. We know exactly where to look to start the wildlife removal process when dealing with small critters like bats and birds.



We perform a full interior and exterior inspection and search for signs such as rub marks, guano, a strong scent of ammonia, and small openings. The most common sign is the accumulation of guano (feces).

Trapping and Removal

Bat Removal

The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve, in conjunction with a full home exclusion. A bat valve allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. We follow all local ordinances for humane bat removal. We will never abandon flightless pups in your attic.



After removing the bat valves, we seal the entrance hole(s) so bats can no longer enter your home. If there is substantial guano in your attic, you should consider taking advantage of our attic remediation services to remove the soiled insulation and replace it.

Skunk Control

Spring through Fall is the season for dealing with skunks in New Bedford. Homeowners and business owners alike call for immediate help after smelling or sighting one of these creatures. With a serious spray, you need to get rid of skunks quickly.



In addition to noting any pungent odors that signal the presence of a skunk, we will inspect the condition of your landscaping, as skunks are known for tearing-up lawns and shredding grass while hunting for grubs and insects. We will also inspect the perimeter of your building’s foundations and under decks, to locate burrows.

Trapping and Removal

Trapping and Removal

Never try to remove a skunk from your property yourself. Getting sprayed is a very unpleasant experience. Furthermore, these animals may carry diseases that can spread to humans and pets, such as rabies. Our specialists will use live traps to capture and remove skunks for you, or they’ll use a one-way exclusion device to evict skunks from their harborage areas. The most effective ways to control a skunk problem is exclusion and habitat modification.


Skunk Control

The most effective ways to control a skunk problem is exclusion and habitat modification. Methods like sealing foundation gaps, replacing and screening broken foundation vents and installing hardware cloth (rat walls) around unprotected sheds and decks are the most effective and permanent ways to keep skunks out.
We recommend keeping pet food inside and securing any trash bins.

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The Critter Control Difference

Trained Specialists Animal removal is a highly sophisticated job. As such, we vet and train our team members to ensure they have the knowledge and skill to remove any pest from your building. Our wildlife experts utilize advanced removal and exclusion techniques and damage repair.
Guaranteed Work Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Critter Control® takes great pride in providing quality workmanship resulting in customer satisfaction.
Residential and Commercial Invading nuisance wildlife can wreak havoc on property. If left unattended wildlife and pests can cause costly property damage. Whether a residential property, apartment buildings, retail stores, office buildings, industrial plants, medical facilities, or warehouses, our trained professionals can handle any wildlife removal problem.
Financing Available Critter Control offers in-house financing. Both standard and 90-day same as cash financing options have 12-,18-,24-, or 36-month options. Some projects may qualify for a budgeted plan up to 60-months.

Q&A with Critter Control of New Bedford

Can you please describe the most common wildlife issues in your area?

We have issues with racoons, squirrels (both in the fall and the spring), mice, skunks & birds.

How do the seasons affect nuisance wildlife activity in your area?

In the spring, we’re especially busy with offspring when they come out of their area. Summer and fall months we have a lot of bat issues. Raccoons are a nuisance year-round, as well as squirrels.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?

Holes in roof lines, torn attic vents and damage to fascia boards, soffits and gutters.

Any prevention or exclusion tips for residents in your area?

Cover openings in your home, including vents & chimneys. Keep tree limbs trimmed to prevent animals from accessing the home and keep shrubs trimmed off the ground to prevent hiding places for wildlife.

When should homeowners call you?

As soon as they suspect an animal problem. The faster we can check it out and resolve it, the less chance there is of major damage.

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Silvia Wildlife Control, LLC, dba Critter Control of New Bedford.